History

The existing funeral home, located at 303 S. Bridge Street dates back to 1940ís† , and has been owned and operated by several families over the years including the† Fales, Huffman, Brigham and Verdun families.† The Fales ownership and operation of the building as a funeral home dates back to the early 1940ís† The existing facility began as two separate residences, built in the very early 1900ís which have been joined by additions to make one large complex which houses the funeral home operations and the residence for the on-site owners.

 

The current owners, Mike and Diana Verdun, have two children, Grace and Jack, and take very seriously the importance of sacred trust and nature of the work they perform.† Mike was born in a small town farming town in Illinois and worked on the family farm through his high school years.† He had the privilege of helping his grandfather, Jarlath M. Watson with various duties at the Watson Funeral Home in his home town which Mikeís great grandfather had started in the 1920ís.† Mike also worked for his uncle, John F. Watson, at yet another Watson Funeral Home located in Galesburg, Illinois, while attending college and learned much of what he holds important under the experienced, caring direction of his family.† Prior to coming to Belding to own and operate Verdun Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Mike owned and operated the Verdun Funeral Home in Baldwin, Michigan from September of 1999 to January of 2008.

 

Mike and his family made the move to Belding after careful consideration of several options with a primary motivation finding an ideal town in which to raise a family and being closer to the many cultural and educational resources available here and in West Michigan.† Since making the move, the Verduns have been very pleasantly met with warm welcomes and genuinely being made to feel at home by many great people.

 

One of the first orders of business was a complete remodel and update of the funeral home facility and residence.†† Beginning in September of 2008 and completing the year-long project in September of 2009, the building is now at a level quality and comfort that provides a pleasant and soothing place to mourn and heal.

 

erdun Family Funeral Home

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Mike Verdun, Manager† s†† 303 S. Bridge St† s†† Belding, MI 48809† s† 616-794-1300